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The Falls Audiobook

The Falls: An Inspector Rebus Novel, Book 12

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Publisher's Summary

A student has gone missing in Edinburgh - completely out of character. She's not just any student, though, but the daughter of extremely well-to-do and influential bankers. There's almost nothing to go on until Detective Inspector John Rebus gets an unmistakable gut feeling that there's more to this than just another runaway spaced out on unaccustomed freedom or worse.

Two leads emerge: a carved wooden doll in a toy coffin, found in the student's home village, and an Internet role-playing game. The ancient and the modern, brought together by uncomfortable circumstance and a curmudgeonly detective happier with long-playing records than digital technology. In this powerful novel, Rankin brings together past, present, and future in a terrifying duel of good - in the persons of DI Rebus and DC Siobhan Clarke - and evil.

Read by James Macpherson.

©2001 John Rebus Ltd (P)2001 W. F. Howes Ltd

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    Sharon Frater Cheshire England 17/09/2012
    Sharon Frater Cheshire England 17/09/2012 Member Since 2009

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    "The usual Rebus"

    This took a long time for anything to happen really but it did get going about half way through. Not the best Rebus book but ok. Ideally the series should be read in order to appreciate all the characters and their progression through life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    san2har 18/03/2015
    san2har 18/03/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best"

    I've read all Rebus books but it's great listening to them. This is one of the best with excellent narration

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David northallerton, United Kingdom 04/11/2011
    David northallerton, United Kingdom 04/11/2011
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    "A good book poorly read"

    I do like to hear the Rebus Books read by Tom Cotcher. However Samuel Gillies does Ian Rankin an injustice by reading this book. He sounds like he could well be reading a telephone directory. I found that it was a dissapointment to hear what could be a good story being so poorly read and I gave up listening to it after a few hours.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Rolleston, New Zealand 08/01/2012
    Jim Rolleston, New Zealand 08/01/2012 Member Since 2010
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    "Great Rebus story, let down by the reader"

    It took a while for me to get into this audiobook, mainly because the reader's accents aren't Edinburgh accents, and some of the characterisation is a bit flat. I found ‘The impossible dead’ read by Peter Forbes & ‘Beggars banquet’ read by James Macpherson far more enjoyable to listen to due to the strong characterisation by the readers, and their more authentic accents. However stick with it, and the story really builds, drawing you in. There is an intriguing plot, which has you guessing right to the end, and some fascinating insights into the main characters (Rebus and Clarke) and the other regular characters in the Rebus stories.

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    Christine 20/03/2016
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    "Very good story and reader"

    I liked everything , the plot the reader and I will pick more of the same.
    One of the best books

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    Jen 09/01/2016
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    "Forgettable"

    Not the strongest story line. Too many baddies caught at the same time. A bit too far fetched.

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    Sue 30/11/2015
    Sue 30/11/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "One of the best so far."

    Love tho series and this one really doesn't disappoint. Rebus is in bother again and he wriggles round that in his own inimitable fashion.
    Great listen.

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    Amazon Customer 15/03/2015
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    Great Story. Read brilliantly as always byJM. Only one thing IF i Have min 20 words, you dont pronounce the l in Dalkey like talk!!!!

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    08/06/12
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    "Another Masterful Rankin"
    What made the experience of listening to The Falls the most enjoyable?

    Rebus is a very real character. At times you like him, at others you hate him.


    What does Samuel Gillies bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His accent isn't overpowering - it works well for all the characters.


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